Archive - Sep 13, 2010

Sheridan Man Makes His Initial Appearance On Two Felony Counts

18-year-old Sheridan resident Patrick Mayfield had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Mayfield was arrested over the weekend on six different counts, including one Felony count of Larceny and one Felony count of Burglary.

Report Shows Coal Power Is Cleaning Up Its Act

The coal industry is cleaning up its act when it comes to air pollution, according to a new report from the Clean Air Task Force that outlines connections between coal-fired power plant emissions and premature deaths. In fact, the number of yearly deaths has been cut almost in half since the same report in 2004, and much of the coal burned in those plants comes from Wyoming.

Former Campbell County Principal and Current Sheridan High School Counselor Charged

Former Campbell County High School Principal and current Sheridan County School District Two Counselor Larry Steiger faces various felony charges.
Former Campbell County High School Principal and current Sheridan County School District Two Counselor Larry Steiger faces various felony charges.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A former Campbell County high school principal and an aide have been charged with using a district credit card to buy more than $1,600 worth of electronics and weight equipment for personal use. Larry Dean Steiger and Trudy Kay Garcia were charged Friday with three felony counts each of knowingly submitting a false claim or voucher.

Weekend Structure Fire Destroys Garage

A garage at 1231 W. 15th Street in Sheridan was destroyed by fire over the weekend. (Courtesy Photo)
A garage at 1231 W. 15th Street in Sheridan was destroyed by fire over the weekend. (Courtesy Photo)

Crews from Sheridan Fire Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department along with Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to a structure fire Saturday afternoon at 1231 W. 15th Street in Sheridan. Goose Valley Fire Chief Bob Williams.

Public Pulse - Monday 09/13/10

Wisdom of the Elders Sheridan College Faculty Lecture w/Dianne Redman / Jessica Lindsley and Julie Davidson - Wolf Creek Wrangle benefiting Habitat for Humanity

The 3rd Annual Sheridan College Pow-Wow

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Pow-Wow Dance Winners - Velma and Lydia

The 3rd Annual Sheridan College Pow-Wow

Poll Question: Mountain West Conference Changes

The Mountain West Conference will see major changes to the team roster next year, losing longtime contenders BYU and Utah, and adding Fresno State, Boise State and Nevada. Utah will be a member of the Pac-10, and BYU recently announced that it is going independent beginning in June 2011, a move that didn't sit well with the other members of the Mountain West.

Out of the Darkness Walk

BJ Ayers, Keynote Speaker at the "Out of the Darkness" Walk in Sheridan. Ayers has lost two of three sons to suicide.

Sheridan's Suicide Prevention Coalition hosted its first “Out of the Darkness” walk on a beautiful sunny morning Saturday, September 11th. Over 100 people turned out to support the event. Many were survivors who have lost loved ones to suicide, and many were there out of concern for the crisis our state finds itself in.

IT WAS ANOTHER BUSY AND WILD WEEKEND ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE

BRONC FOOTBALL - The Sheridan Broncs made it three straight wins to start the season overcoming five turnovers to beat Green River 10-7.

Head coach Don Julian says they knew it would be a tough game and it was good to get out of there with the victory. And it was good for the broncs to win and overcome the five turnovers.

The Broncs play their next two at home beginning with Rock Springs Friday night at 7:00.

UW Professor Energy Presentation Today to U.S. Senate

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University of Wyoming Professor Timothy Considine, will be one of two speakers speaking before the U.S. Senate and House Natural Gas Caucuses today. He will be presenting his research on the economic impact of the Marcellus Shale natural gas in Pennsylvania.